Commission On Aging to learn about the value older adults provide to communities

The Oct. 16 discussion is the seventh meeting this year focused on healthy communities, especially for people 65 and older

VANCOUVER — The number of older adults will dramatically increase over the next 10 years. Transforming how we think about the value of an aging population and how communities position themselves to harness the tremendous resource older adults provide will be beneficial for all.

Learn about the importance of engaging older adults within our communities at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging, 4:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16.

The meeting will be in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

Brinda Wood, employment specialist for the Senior Community Service Employment Program at Goodwill Industries will talk about how older adult’s knowledge, talent, skills, experience and wisdom, can provide a positive and powerful impact. Colleen Kuhn, executive director of the Human Services Council will discuss how senior volunteers are critical in providing needed support to area organizations and why remaining socially engaged improves their quality of life. April Neff-Hovis, Neighborhood Outreach manager at New Seasons Market will share what New Seasons is doing to reach and engage this growing demographic and how it benefits their business.

The Oct. 16 discussion is the seventh meeting this year focused on healthy communities, especially for people 65 and older. Healthy communities can contribute to one’s ability to live independently, safely, and comfortably.

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.

Commission meetings are carried live on CVTV Channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org. To see replay times, go to www.cvtv.org.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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